Monday, October 14, 2013

Little Mrs. Laurel Rhyne Guest Post.. Fun Fall Recipes

Hi Alina's Readers! I'm Laurel and I blog over at Little Mrs. Laurel Rhyne , be sure to check it out so that you can see what recipes The Sassy Gator shared!

I'm so excited to be posting on The Sassy Gator today- isn't Alina wonderful? Her style is amazing and she's so so sweet, and how many of you are dying to see her new house as much as I am? I can't wait!

Well today Alina and I have something special cooked up for you ; ), I'll be sharing some great fall recipes- it's a rainy day here in Virginia, so it's the perfect weather to break out my mixer and get to town! 

I'm a gluten free eater- sadly these recipes aren't gluten free, but if you're interested in learning about how to substitute different ingredients in order to make then celiac friendly, feel free to shoot me an email! 

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler
If you're like me then the name snickerdoodle makes your taste buds jump for joy! I have found an amazing snickerdoodle cookie recipe, which I managed to tie it into this recipe, and booooy what a treat! 

Here's what you will need:
4-6 granny smith apples (peeled)
Milk (water is also fine)
2 eggs
1 box of vanilla cake mix (maybe it's cheating, but it's delicious!)
Brown sugar

1. Add cake mix to a mixing bowl
2. Add 1 stick of softened butter (let it sit out for 30 minutes or more)
3. Add 2 eggs
4. Stir the mixture until it forms into a soft cookie dough- if it's still too try then add a little milk and stir
5. With your hands, roll the dough into medium sized balls
6. Take the cookie balls and roll them around in a plate/bowl containing (1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon sugar, 3/4 tablespoon brown sugar-- you can change the ratios depending on preferred taste)

1. Wash, peel, and slice your apples 
2. Grease a 9x13 pan/dish and then place the sliced apples into the dish 
3. Cut small tabs of butter (very thin!) and place them around the dish, on top of the apples
4. Pour brown sugar over top of the apples
5. Take your cookie balls and place them on top of the apples 
6. Bake at 350 degrees until cookies are baked (roughly 15 minutes)

Serve with ice cream or other favorite toppings! Y'all, this is seriously an amazing dish, my husband said that it was the best thing he's ever eaten! You definitely won't disappoint any guests with this one!

Apple Pound Cake with a Maple Glaze
My grandmother has the best pound cake recipe on the face of the planet, and that's no joke. Sadly for you, some of our family recipes are secret so I won't be able to share that with you today. The good news is that I found a pound cake recipe that is pretty darn tasty, especially with this maple glaze!

What you will need:
1/2 cup butter (1 whole stick, softened)
3 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour (all purpose)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup apple sauce (or fresh apple puree)
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 stick of butter
1-2 teaspoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons maple syrup (or more depending on flavor)

1. Let butter and eggs sit out at room temperature for about 30-45 minutes
2. In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda
3. In another large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with a mixer until the ingredients are well blended
 4. Beat in eggs 
5. Then stir (by hand) the applesauce or puree into the flour mixture
6. By hand, stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture, then add the milk and stir until combined
7. Spread the batter into a greased tube or bundt pan. 
8. Bake on 325 degrees for 60-70 minutes, or until fork comes out clean. 

1. Combine all ingredients into a medium sized saucepan (on medium-medium high heat) and stir with a whisk until well combined.
2. Let the mixture come to a simmer/soft boil and keep stirring for about 2-3 more minutes
3. Pour the glaze over top of your cake, while cake is still hot

There you have it! This recipe almost turns out like a coffee cake, but it is very tasty and perfect for fall!

I hope that everyone enjoyed these recipes- now go make them so you can really enjoy how great they are!! 

A big thanks to Alina for having me on her blog today, I can't wait until next time :)


Thanks SO MUCH to Laurel for these amazing recipes. I am headed to St. Augustine this weekend and I will definitely be trying them out! Don't forget to head over to her blog and check out the recipes that I shared on her blog. I think you will all enjoy them. Thanks for reading and I hope everyone is transitioning into fall fabulously! 


The Sassy Gator 

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